Dacre church, Bear statue in churchyard

Dacre church, Bear statue in churchyard

The bears seem to represent a story. In the first carving, the bear - if it is indeed a bear - is either eating or hugging a tree or post.

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17th Century Orton Hall

17th Century Orton Hall

Orton Hall is a superb Jacobean Mansion built in 1662 standing in 7 acres of its own mature parkland. We have 3 suites, each with its own unique charm. All … more >>


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The School House, Dacre

The School House

This detached character property in Dacre near Ullswater sleeps two people in one bedroom.
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